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Medtronic studies show long-term performance of CoreValve TAVR system

12th March 2018

Medtronic has announced the findings of new studies showing the long-term performance benefits of its CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system.

The company has unveiled positive outcomes from the CoreValve US Pivotal Extreme Risk Study and the real-world NOTION trial, both of which examined patients with the CoreValve TAVR system at five years post-implant.

Both studies demonstrated that patients implanted with the CoreValve TAVR system showed strong haemodynamic performance and improved quality of life after five years.

Dr Pieter Kappetein, vice-president and chief medical officer of Medtronic's heart valve therapies business, said: "It's satisfying to see that many of these early patients continue to do well with the self-expanding TAVR platform, especially as the therapy expands to lower-risk patients who are expected to live longer."

The original CoreValve system was launched in 2014, followed by the release of the CoreValve Evolut R system in 2015 and the third-generation Evolut Pro TAVR system for extreme, high and intermediate-risk patients in 2017.

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